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LCR 4.0, a brand new business support programme for the manufacturing sector officially launches in Liverpool today (30th November 2016).

The increasing convergence of digital, physical and biological assets – commonly known as Industry 4.0 or ‘the fourth industrial revolution’ – is creating unprecedented opportunities for UK manufacturing businesses and their supply chains to optimise productivity and competitiveness.

To help businesses within the Liverpool City Region unleash the transformational potential of Industry 4.0, we are launching LCR 4.0.

Delivered by the University of Liverpool (Virtual Engineering Centre), Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LCR LEP), Liverpool John Moores University, the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Hartree Centre and Sensor City, LCR4.0 is a world-class business support programme providing practical advice and opportunities for collaboration, and creating a long-lasting legacy for manufacturing in the city region.

The official launch will bring together all the LCR 4.0 partners along with some of the region’s leading manufacturing experts including Steve Warren, Region Director (North West) at EEF and Dr Jonathan Hague, Vice President of Operations and Open Innovation at Unilver.

They will be joined for a panel discussion by local SMEs who are already delivering Industry 4.0 technology, Luke Walsh from Brain Boxes and Tom Dawes from Valuechain as well as LCR 4.0 partner, Simon Reid from the LCR LEP. Renowned journalist and editor of Business Cloud magazine, Chris Maguire will compère the event as the panellists discuss the future of manufacturing and the opportunities available under the LCR 4.0 programme.

But as they say, seeing is believing so the event will also showcase some of the innovative technologies that are already being developed in the region and helping to enable companies to transition into fourth industrial revolution.